architect and architecture historian; chair, DOCOMOMO International; professor, Técnico, University of Lisbon
Ana Tostões is an architect and architectural historian, and is chair of DOCOMOMO International. She is full professor at Tecnico, University of Lisbon, where she is in charge of the architectural PhD program. She has been invited professor at worldwide universities, such as UTokyo, EPFL, UTexas, Rice School of Architecture, Universidad de Navarra, etc. Since 2013, she is professor of the PhD program on Porto University.
She has a degree in architecture (ESBAL, 1982), a master’s degree in history of art (UNL, 1994), with a thesis entitled Os Verdes Anos na Arquitectura Portuguesa dos Anos 50 (FAUP Edições, 1997) and holds a PhD (IST-UL, 2003) on culture and technology in modern architecture (Idade Maior, FAUP Edições, 2015, awarded with the X BIAU Prize 2016).
Her research field is the history and theory of architecture of the 20th century, focusing the relations between European, Asian, African and American. On these topics she has published books and scientific articles, curated exhibitions, taken part in juries, scientific committees and given lectures in international universities.
She coordinated the FCT research project Exchanging World Visions which publication (Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Caleidoscópio, 2014) was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize 2014.
She was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique for her work on behalf of the Portuguese architecture and its promotion in Portugal and abroad.